State Museum sets Aug. 16 planetarium opening

Opening on Aug. 16, the S.C. State Museum’s renovated facility will feature a planetarium, observatory and 4-D theater. (Photo provided by S.C. State Museum)The facility will house an observatory, planetarium and permanent 4-D theater. All three elements, plus a multidisciplinary museum focusing on art, history, natural history, and science and technology, will be housed under one roof. Read More...

USC medical school, Palmetto Health join stroke trial network

Joining the network headed by the National Institutes for Health makes new approaches for prevention and treatment of stroke available for patients across South Carolina, officials said. Read More...

Outsourcing helps AllSouth build credit card program

The Columbia-based credit union, which has more than 100,000 members, said it has renewed a partnership with Elan Financial Services for another five years. Read More...

Corley Mill site slated for development

Florence-based retailer Tomlinson Stores plans to build a 20,000-square-foot store on the site of the former Corley Lumber Mill on Sunset Boulevard in Lexington. An apartment complex and multiple-screen movie theater also are planned for the 70-acre site.  Read More...

Government shutdown cuts into national park revenue

The government shutdown in October and scheduled closures related to Hurricane Sandy contributed to a 3.2% decline in total visitors to the country’s national parks. The six national parks in South Carolina experienced the same decrease in total recreation visits, having recorded $600,000 less in revenue and about 50,000 fewer visitors in 2013 than in 2012. Read More...


Haley names Mike Campbell to workers’ comp panel

CampbellMike Campbell, who lost the June 24 runoff to Henry McMaster to be the Republican candidate for lieutenant governor, will be paid $116,000 a year serve on the S.C. Workers’ Compensation Commission.  Read More...

Colliers International adds 3 industrial buildings to portfolio

The Columbia-based commercial real estate firm will handle leasing and property management for industrial facilities in Lugoff, Sumter and Richburg. Read More...